After a long wait…the US streets were flogged by the people celebrating what could be the start of a new era. People danced, screamed, cried, and even were hitting saucepans. After the announcement, the President-elect Joe Biden and the Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were congratulated on their victory by many world leaders.
Kamala Harris made history as the first woman to become Vice-President, as well as the first black woman and the first South Asian woman that achieves this. The Indian Prime Minister didn’t lose the opportunity to congratulate her, saying her success is pathbreaking and a matter of great pride to all Indian women, and all Indian-Americans. The Mayor of Colombia, Claudia Lopez, was very excited that a woman Afro, Indian, Jamaican had become the Vice President, she wrote a tweet, “With every woman who wins, we all win!”
Micheál Martin, the Prime Minister of Ireland wrote a tweet as soon as he got the news, expressing how glad he was to be able to work with a true friend of the nation and that he was looking forward to welcoming back home, referencing Biden’s Irish heritage.
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, also congratulated Joe Biden writing on Twitter that their countries were close friends and he’s looking forward to work with both Biden a Harris.
The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison said that Biden arrived at a crucial time as the world is dealing with the pandemic of COVID-19.
The President of South Korea, Moon Jaein, indicated that their alliance is strong and the bond between their countries is rock-solid. He also expressed he’s expecting to create more relation between their countries.
Anne Hidalgo, Paris Mayor, celebrated with a post welcoming back America and emphasizing in working together to look for a solution in the middle of a climate emergency.
Many mayors also expressed that this victory meant the start of building new bridges and not walls, other were very happy to revive their transatlantic friendships, which are very important.
The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas said he’s really looking forward to enhancing the relations between Palestine and America to reach freedom, independence, justice, dignity, peace, stability, and security for the people.
This big change is a respite in the middle of the chaos. The impact of the new generation is coming afloat, yet there is a lot of work that has to be done. For this, we must come together and support each other with respect and effort. I think it’s amazing that so many countries are interested in making ties again with United States, it’s a great opportunity!